Programme Coordinator GAA Project Non-profit Careers - Restless Development

Job Title:     Programme Coordinator
Organisation: Restless Development
Project Name: Girls Advocacy Alliance Project (GAA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager
Gross Annual: UGX 43,180,671

About US:
Restless Development is the global leader in youth-led development. Our award winning youth-led approach reaches over 450,000 young people weekly across 8 countries in Africa and Asia, and engages 350 youth organization from around the world. Since 1985, we have demonstrated that young people are critical actors in the development, and can drive positive change at local, national and international levels in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, livelihoods and civic participation. Our model is bottom up and holistic, focusing on individual leadership change amongst young people as well as systematic changes in policy and practice towards a more supportive environment for youth-led development.

About GAA Project:
Restless Development Uganda is implementing a five-year youth-led Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project in partnership with Plan Uganda and Terres Des Hommes. The programme will promote a youth-led approach to building capacity of CSOs and generate evidence that will be used to engage with key decision makers and hold them accountable on girls’ economic and protection rights.

Job Summary: The Programme Coordinator - Girls Advocacy Alliance Project (GAA) will work with three Programme Officers and 29 research team members to deliver of GAA initiative.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Programme preparation and delivery: 50% Supported by Programme Manager and working with the Programme Officers, the Coordinator will:
  • The incumbent will take responsibility for effective preparation, implementation, management and monitoring of the Girls Advocacy Alliance programme
  • Take lead role in sensitization of key youth actors on the programme
  • Take lead role in the selection and mapping of research teams, CSOs and private sector partners
  • Offer support in training of research teams on Gender and Advocacy
  • Take lead role in training CSOs partners on Gender Transformative approaches and youth engagement
  • The jobholder will offer support in the training of national advisory panel members and VSLA Network Champions in areas of advocacy and gender
  • Support the development of training and other relevant materials drawing on best practices
  • Support research teams during field work, including ensuring their welfare throughout the research process
  • Offer direction guidance and technical support on the research aspects of the programme
  • Support research teams to edit and review the research outputs, including final reports before dissemination
  • Provide mentorship support to the private sector partners and the Gender Advocacy teams
  • Oversee all M&E processes of the programme, including ensuring timely programme reports
  • Steer the development of annual programme plans
Partnership Development Management: 15%
  • Build and maintain effective partnerships with all key stakeholders, i.e. government, private sectors partners, community members and national advisory panel
  • Plan and coordinate quarterly engagement meetings with private sector partner and lead on following up commitments and actions from the engagements with stakeholders
  • Lead on partnership events and activities to raise the profile of the programme
  • Work closely with the Programme officers and research teams to ensure dissemination of the research findings at the district and national level
  • The incumbent will identify and cultivate opportunities to leverage additional funding with support from Restless Development’s Fundraising and Partnerships unit
  • Work in liaison with the Programme Officers to coordinate quarterly private sector engagements, including supporting follow up activities as required
  • Develop and disseminate communication materials about the programmes in collaboration with the Partnerships Manager
  • Support development of donor expenditure reports
People Management and Development: 15%
  • Ensure that all staff have clear performance objectives and development plans
  • Continually support and supervise the programme officers through line management meetings, support visits and performance reviews
  • The jobholder will also support research teams in solving genuine challenges and communicate to Programme Manager as necessary
  • Mentor and supervise three programme officers
Financial planning and Management: 15% Work closely with the programme manager and finance unit to:
  • Track the project budget and develop quarterly financial reports
  • Ensure that financial management is undertaken according to Restless Development Policy and procedures
  • Lead on generation on regular updates and reports as required
Other Duties as Required: 5% Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends for which time off in lieu can be taken

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must preferably hold a Graduate level degree in relevant field of study
  • A minimum of three years of experience managing similar programmes
  • Significant experience in designing and delivery of youth-led research and youth-led advocacy programme
  • Prior experience managing and reporting against programme budgets
  • Previous experience managing staff, including line and performance management
  • Previous experience in Monitoring and Evaluation systems and research, including participatory research approaches is desired
  • Prior exposure and experience in advocacy programmes is desired
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and manage local/national/regional partnerships
  • Ability to analyse problems and make sound operational decisions
  • Excellent organizational skills and methodological approach to programme management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Previous experience in writing briefs and other materials for external audiences is desired
  • The individual must be results-orientated, highly self-motivated and have demonstrated analytical skills.
  • The successful candidate will thrive in a multi-cultural environment as part of a rapidly growing and developing organization and be personally committed to Restless Development’s mission and values.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an filled application form, download here, to Please note that we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes and cover letters.

Deadline: 18th August, 2016

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